Following its recent Lima Declaration commitment to support and encourage education and training in the ship agency and ship broking sectors, FONASBA has now launched the first comprehensive, searchable database of educational courses and programmes available from its member associations.
FONASBA’s members span the entire globe and the range of courses provided is similarly
extensive. Ranging from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers’ Professional Qualifying
Examination to a one day course on port agency, and offered in a variety of languages,
the scope of courses offered is extensive, comprehensive and applicable to everyone from
new entrants to senior executives. Until now, however, there has been no central access
point through which prospective students can get a snapshot of all the courses currently
available. The introduction of this unique FONASBA resource now enables students to
search for courses by subject, delivery language and method. The results can be further
refined by course length and qualification level. An option to view all the courses
unfiltered is also available to ensure nothing is overlooked.
Each entry provides a short introduction to the course as well as a link to the relevant
section of the association’s website where more detailed information is available. Contact
details are also provided.
Welcoming the launch of the database, FONASBA President Marygrace Collins said “It gives
me great satisfaction to see this project completed, as FONASBA continues to provide the
global shipping community with additional educational resources”. Education Vice
President Capt, Jakov Karmelic added “This is the initial step in implementing our Lima
Declaration aim of giving an insight to the educational programmes offered by our
members. We now call on the international maritime community to take advantage of the
information provided in the database”.
The database can be accessed via the FONASBA website at: www.fonasba.com/fonasba-education-and-training
FONASBA is the only organisation representing the global ship agency and ship broking
professions. Established in 1969 it now has members in 45 countries, including all major
maritime and trading nations. Its remit is to “promote and protect the professions of ship
agency and ship broking worldwide”, a task which it undertakes through dialogue with its
member associations and its consultative status with IMO, UNCTAD, UNCITRAL and the
World Customs Organisation, as well as through close and regular dialogue with the
European Commission and other regional bodies. FONASBA also enjoys reciprocal
memberships with the Baltic Exchange, BIMCO, INTERTANKO, indemnity insurer ITIC and
the Shipbrokers’ Register and works closely with other bodies, both internationally and in
Europe. ECASBA is the European Committee of FONASBA, representing member
associations in 22 full and candidate European Union Member States and in the European